Wealth of experience across
Hurst College Governors
Mr A Jarvis (Chairman of Governors)
Tony Jarvis has been a governor since May 2001 and Chairman since November 2013. He is an independent education consultant and was head of St Olave’s School in Orpington (a school affiliated to the Woodard Corporation) from 1994 until 2010, having previously held headships and teaching posts in the UK and Europe. A member of the Woodard Corporation Board from 2006-12, he has served on several governing bodies and worked with a number of educational foundations, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Tony Jarvis is a member of the Finance Committee, is responsible for liaison with the Senior Management Team and is affiliated to the modern languages and classics departments.
Professor J P Bacon
Jonathan Bacon was elected governor in March 2005. He is Professor of Neuroscience and Director of International Recruitment and Development at the University of Sussex and the Acting Head of the School of Engineering and Informatics. His youngest son was educated at the college.
He is chairman of the Education Committee and is affiliated to the college’s science faculty.
Sadhana Brydie was elected governor in January 2006. She is a GP in Horsham and her two children were educated at the college.
As chair of the Safeguarding Committee she is the Council member responsible for child protection and safeguarding, health and wellbeing matters.
Dr J A Chocqueel-Mangan
Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan was elected to the Council in February 2017. He is Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer for one of the world’s largest market research and insights consultancies and his daughter was educated at the college.
He sits on the Finance Committee as the governor responsible for marketing matters and is affiliated to the dance department.
Mrs L J Corbett
Lesley Corbett has been a governor since October 2016 and is an educational consultant and former head teacher.
She is a member of the Education Committee and is affiliated to the Prep School and Pre-Prep, with particular responsibility for Early Years.
Mr P M Dillon-Robinson
Paul Dillon-Robinson was appointed to the Council in December 2011. He is a chartered accountant and former Director of Internal Audit & Risk at the House of Commons.
Paul is a member of the Estate Committee and is affiliated to the geography, economics and business studies, sociology, politics, RS and philosophy departments as well as being jointly responsible for compliance and risk assurance.
Mr R J Ebdon
Robert Ebdon was elected governor in February 1999. He is a former pupil of the college and was Secretary of the Old Johnian Club between 1991 and 1999. Robert has a daughter at the college and his two sons are former pupils. A project manager in the construction industry by profession, he is Assistant Secretary at the MCC where he is responsible for the club’s ground development programme. He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
He is chairman of the Estate Committee and is a member of the Finance and Chapel Committees. He is affiliated to the design and technology department.
Mrs F M Hampton
Francesca Hampton was elected governor in May 2014 and has two children at the college. She is a chartered accountant and is presently the Chief Financial Officer of a UK bank.
Francesca Hampton is a member of the Finance and Chapel Committees and is affiliated to the English department, as well as being jointly responsible for compliance and risk assurance at the college.
Rev'd W Kemp
Will Kemp was appointed to the Council in February 2019.
He is Minister-in-Charge of the The Point, the Anglican Network Church for Mid-Sussex in Burgess Hill, and has three sons, one of whom is in the college and another who is a former pupil.
Mrs K M Mack
Karen Mack was appointed to the Council in October 2015. She is an accountant and training consultant, and has a daughter at the college and a son and daughter who are former pupils.
She is a member of the Finance, Safeguarding and Chapel Committees, is the governor responsible for our boarding provision and is affiliated to the maths department.
Mr K S Powell
Kevin Powell was appointed to the Council in December 2011. He is joint Senior Partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants and his two children were both educated at the college.
He is Chairman of the Finance Committee and is affiliated to the sports and PE departments.
Mr G A Rushton
George Rushton was elected to the Council in November 2009. He is a former pupil of the college. After qualifying as a solicitor and prior to his retirement he worked in a number of senior positions in the hotel and leisure industry.
He is a member of the Estate and Safeguarding Committees, has a focus on Health and Safety matters and is affiliated to the history department.
Mr G J Taysom
John Taysom was appointed to the Council in November 2008 and is a former pupil of the college.
A venture capitalist, John worked for Reuters for most of his career. He is a former board member of three US listed companies and is currently a private investor in a number of early stage technology companies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past member of the Dean’s Council of the Kennedy School at Harvard.
He is affiliated to the arts, drama, music and computer science departments.